Three striker options for Everton if Cenk Tosun leaves this summer
Everton have been through a wild rollercoaster of ups and downs this season and one of the biggest problems they continue to face is the lack of a solid striker. The void left behind by Romelu Lukaku is as deep as ever and although Sam Allardyce has managed to knit the team together and bring them into the top 10, the Toffees are still struggling when it comes to scoring goals – despite purchasing Cenk Tosun only in January.
Oumar Niasse has supplied goals but Tosun has been painfully underwhelming every time he has stepped on the field in Everton colours and as per latest reports, the club could even offload him in the upcoming summer window. Regardless of whether they do that or keep him, the fact is that Allardyce will need a new striker in the squad.
The lack of goals has cost them several points this season and Everton cannot afford to repeat that next campaign as well. Hence, here are 3 strikers the Toffees must consider signing once this season comes to an end.
Danny Welbeck – Arsenal
Now, this might seem like a wildcard option, to begin with, but there is a reason to believe that Welbeck could prove to be a good addition for Everton. Yes, he has failed to live up to the expectations at Arsenal but that is exactly what happened with Theo Walcott as well and he has already become a key player for Everton despite arriving only in January. A fresh start could prompt Welbeck to unleash his hidden potential and he can also work well with former teammate Walcott.
Alfredo Morelos – Rangers
Everton have shopped at Rangers before and they might be tempted to do it again this summer. Alfredo Morelos is a 21-year-old goalscoring sensation, who has worked wonders in the Scottish Premiership this season. In 45 appearances across competitions this season, Morelos has scored 28 goals and he could prove to be an excellent signing for Everton.
He has developed quite admirably for the Scottish club and although they might be hesitant to sell him, the Toffees could attempt to sway their mind with the right price.
Edin Dzeko – AS Roma
The towering striker boasts of a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to the Premier League. Having played with Manchester City before, Dzeko could add a new layer of dynamism for the Toffees. He might be 31 years old but it is quite evident that he still has a lot of power in him.
His menacing physicality can be a nightmarish prospect for even the toughest of defenders and he has the qualities required to make a solid impact in the final third as well. Since Everton have young striking options in Niasse and Calvert-Lewin, signing Dzeko could prove to be vastly beneficial.